Dennis Newton holds Airline Transport Pilot type ratings in six jet and three turboprop airplanes, and is instructor-rated in single- and multi-engine airplanes and gliders. He is an FAA Designated Engineering Representative Flight Test Pilot for both small and transport airplanes. A few of Mr. Newton’s past achievements include meteorologist, weather research pilot, and engineering test pilot; he has also served as a consultant to government and industry on icing certification and flight testing. His previous positions include chief engineering test pilot at LearFan, chief research pilot for the meteorology department of Pennsylvania State University, and Flight Test Pilot for the FAA.
Dennis Newton is the author of numerous papers and aviation magazine articles on icing and other weather topics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and an M.S. in Meteorology. Mr. Newton is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the FAA in 2009. The award recognizes pilots who have conducted 50 or more consecutive years of safe flight operations.